Any time Guillermo del Toro has an announcement to make, you know it's going to be an exciting one, and fans have been anxiously waiting to hear word on this latest update from the Mexican director. Del Toro first announced his reboot of Disney's "Haunted Mansion" (based on the popular theme park ride) in the summer of 2010 to the excitement of many, but news quickly faded. Collider, however, recently spoke to the "Pacific Rim" filmmaker who offered this news:
"I have a meeting with them in three weeks. I know they like the screenplay. I need to meet with them in three weeks. That's what I know. I know their reaction to the draft was good. We have a bunch of conceptualist art, but you never know, to predict anything else is hard for me to know."
We just announced the line-up for TIFF and Neil Jordan's "Byzantium" was among the many movies audiences have been anxious to set their sights on. The "Interview With a Vampire" director hints at one of his earliest films in these new stills courtesy of Dread Central. The image of a red-hooded Saoirse Ronan recalls Jordan's 1984 atmospheric take on the "Little Red Riding Hood" fairy tale, "The Company of Wolves." Apart from that, the photos feature blood and bugs. Gemma Arterton stars as a vampire trying to protect herself and her daughter (Ronan) from a mysterious society known as The Brotherhood. See what you make of the photos, and let us know if you're anxious for more.
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This August 17, Sam Fell's "ParaNorman" spooks moviegoers. A young outcast can communicate with ghosts and is tasked with saving his small town once he learns of a witch's evil plan to raise the dead. Dread Central shared some new stills from the stop motion animated, supernatural flick with a voice cast that includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Are you ready for more creepily charming stuff from "Coraline" and "Corpse Bride" writer Chris Butler?
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In case you've been wondering what Chloe Moretz looks like as an awkward teen that unleashes telekinetic doom at her high school prom, Dread Central has an image of the actress as Carrie. The remake of the classic 1970's horror adaptation (based on Stephen King's novel) started filming, and Moretz was spotted wearing a dowdy dress and sweater combo buttoned up to her chin with a big silver cross. DC shares that, " …although she's definitely in costume, it's not yet known what [Moretz's] physical look (hair, etc.) will be." "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce is helming the remake, set to hit theaters next March. Unleash the pig's blood!
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We hoped when Bill Murray appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" earlier in the week that he might have something important to say about "Ghostbusters 3," but the funnyman didn't throw us much of a bone about the possible horror-comedy. When host Dave asked about the film, which mastermind Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get off the ground for some time now, Murray had this to say:
"That's about all they want to know at Cannes, too... But, um... They just don't have a really good script. It's hard. Even the second 'Ghostbusters' wasn't as much fun for me as the first one. It's hard to make a sequel. That first one was really funny. It was just so darn funny, it's hard for me... I always drag my feet on it, but you know, we'll try again."
Please don't tell us this is stuck in development hell forever, Bill. Are you tired of the vague "Ghostbusters 3" chatter, or are you still hanging onto hope that the supernatural-fighting trio will reunite once more? Mull that question over and keep reading for more of this week’s Horror Bites.
Sony video game "Shadow of the Colossus" is being developed into a feature, with "Chronicle" director Josh Trank signed on to the project — he also happens to be a big fan of the game.
When a young man believes his lover to be dead, he heads to a "forbidden land" to summon a demon that can wake her. In order to bring the woman back to life, however, he needs to slay 16 colossi. They're massive, "skyscraper-sized giants" that rise from the ground, fly through the air, and dwell in the water. Soon, the man questions his pursuit and wonders if he's made a deal with the devil.
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It's been a long time since filmmaker Eli Roth's last directorial effort, but the hiatus is officially over — and judging by the title alone, the results are bound to be explosive.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news out of Cannes that Roth's next slated to direct "The Green Inferno," a horror thriller about... well, we don't know, actually. The story is being kept a secret for now, but Roth's certainly enthusiastic about his top-secret plans.
"I've had an amazing few years producing, writing and acting, and am very excited to get back in the director's chair. I've been working on this idea for several years, and was inspired by filming in [Chile] and cannot wait to get back," he said in a statement, referring to his recent experience shooting the movie "Aftershock" in South America.
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Just last month, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg finished writing the third installment in their "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy, which includes hits "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." Fans weren't sure when they'd see "The World's End" complete the genre tale connected by Cornetto ice cream flavors with Wright's "Scott Pilgrim" sidestepping things and Pegg's occupation with the "Star Trek" films.
Deadline delivered news last night, however, that the film is set for a spring 2013 release date. The duo makes their return with frequent collaborator Nick Frost, "20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl," with a September shoot date.
“ … One of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End,” the website shared. “As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”
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We've been seeing a ton of behind the scenes footage of "Silent Hill: Revelation" — most of it from fans invading the set. Shaky cam be damned, we're still curious and anxious to see more — and finally, a release date has been set for the 3D horror film.
The videogame-inspired sequel will be hitting theaters on October 26, just in time for your Halloween festivities. Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger and Radha Mitchell will be returning to the story directed by Michael J. Bassett. In "Silent Hill: Revelation," Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been running from dangerous and mysterious forces that the young girl doesn't fully understand. Eventually all is revealed, sinking her deeper into a demonic world.
Are you still worried about the 3D aspect of the film, or will that immerse you in "Silent Hill's" twisted universe even more? Let us know in the comments, and keep reading for more of this week's Horror Bites.
The lead love interest for Richard LaGravenese's "Beautiful Creatures" — an adaptation of the young adult supernatural romance novel (also a series) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl — has been replaced. Jack O'Connell has left the project due to scheduling conflicts, and Alden Ehrenreich is stepping in.
The "Twixt" and "Tetro" actor will be starring as Ethan — in love with local girl Lena. Both teens uncover dark secrets about their families and the town they live in. Ethan also happens to have a nasty ex-girlfriend, who enacts some "Mean Girls-style" revenge against Lena. We previously reported that Jeremy Irons is also starring in the film, along with Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Thomas Mann, and Emmy Rossum. Are you in the mood for a supernatural star-crossed lovers story, or have you had your fill of all things "Twilight-esque" for a while?
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